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Family ‘very concerned’ about missing man in Louth – The Irish Times

Supreme Court dismisses council tenant’s human-rights appeal




Christine Quinn given eviction order after claims of antisocial behaviour





Divided British government doesn’t know what it wants




Frances Fitzgerald: the moment Fine Gael TDs turned on her




Miriam Lord: Once more unto the breach for Leo Varadkar

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/family-very-concerned-about-missing-man-in-louth-1.3338100

This year’s Global Icon award is going to U2! The legendary Irish rock band will be joining the ranks of EMA Global …

U2 will mark the occasion with a performance on EMA eve, Saturday 11 November, in London’s fittingly iconic Trafalgar Square. They’ll be part of the MTV Presents Trafalgar Square lineup of huge acts performing that night. Then international audiences will get to experience U2’s performance when it’s broadcast during the EMA on 12 November.

There are few bands more deserving of the Global Icon award than U2. They’ve been rocking out for an incredible 39 years, released a total of 13 LPs, sold over 170 million albums worldwide and have won more Grammys than any other rock band.

From the beginning, U2 were notable their drive and ambition, forming as a band “… before they could play”. Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton met at Mount Temple School in Dublin and formed U2 in 1978. When they first started out, their sound was unlike anything else happening in the rock world and proved

Read more at: http://news.mtv.ca/blogs/europe-music-awards/u2-are-this-years-global-icon-winners/

WATCH: First look at new miniseries about an Irish immigrant who was convicted of murder in Canada

by Denise O’Donoghue

Move over Making a Murderer, this is the new true-crime Netflix series we’ll be binge-watching.

Netflix has released the trailer for Alias Gracea six-episode series following the story of Grace Marks.

It will come exclusively to Netflix on 3 November.

Alias Grace is based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel.

The six-hour miniseries follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843.

James was hanged while Grace was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Grace became one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of 1840s Canada for her supposed role in the sensational double murder, and was eventually exonerated after 30 years in jail.

Her conviction was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Grace was actually involved in the

Read more at: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/watch-first-look-at-new-miniseries-about-an-irish-immigrant-who-was-convicted-of-murder-in-canada-805243.html

Search intensifies for Irish hiker last seen in April on Pacific Crest Trail

A search is underway for an Irish hiker who disappeared in April as he trekked through a stretch of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail.

David O’Sullivan, 25, had left his home in Ireland on March 20 with the goal of hiking the famed trail in five months, according to a missing person’s Facebook page created for him. He planned to hike alone from Southern California to Canada.

But concerns over O’Sullivan’s whereabouts arose when he never met up with a friend in Santa Barbara in May. His family later reported him missing to authorities.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, O’Sullivan was last seen sometime in April in the Whitewater Preserve, a 2,851-acre area surrounded by San Gorgonio Wilderness.

‘Disgusting and inhumane’ – Irish Innocence Project slams US state expediting death row executions

“138 people have been released from death row in the US following a review of their convictions, it is something which has been used to kill innocent people in the past,” Mr Mathews told Independent.ie.

“The death penalty is a racist instrument, it is an instrument that has been used against people that are intellectually disabled and it is a grotesque exercise of state power. It is, quite frankly, disgusting and inhumane.

Read more at: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/disgusting-and-inhumane-irish-innocence-project-slams-us-state-expediting-death-row-executions-35613701.html

The Irish barristers who travel to the US to help prove people’s innocence

Source: The Bar of Ireland/Twitter

ON 16 OCTOBER, 1995 Audrey Edmunds was minding a neighbour’s, 7-month-old daughter Natalie at her home in Wisconsin in the US.

Edmunds had left Natalie alone in a bedroom for half an hour, but when she came back the child appeared to be choking and was unresponsive.

Emergency services were called, however by then Natalie’s condition had deteriorated and she died soon after.

An autopsy revealed extensive brain damage, and a forensic pathologist determined the cause of death to be shaken baby syndrome.

Edmunds was later convicted of murder. A court ruled that she had killed Natalie by shaking her to death.

Shaken baby syndrome (also known as abusive head trauma) is a term used to describe a number of conditions which when taken together are thought to show that a baby has been violently shaken.

Diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome has been the determining factor in

Read more at: http://www.thejournal.ie/innocence-project-2-3219614-Feb2017/